Teaching

My teaching specialties are the politics of economic inequality (which touches on many topics such as poverty, political representation, public policy, etc.), the US Congress (including issues such as representation, policymaking, elections, etc.), Introduction to American Politics (a general course for both majors and non-majors), and Congress and the Presidency, which focuses on two of the most important branches of American government in our time.  I also teach a graduate seminars in American Politics on the topic of Economic Inequality, American Institutions, and Intro to Quantitative Methods.

I previously participated in the Fulbright program serving as U.S. Studies Chair at Universidad Veracruzana in Xalapa, Mexico during Spring 2019.

I am also Director of the EcoHouse Learning Community, which focuses on the environment and sustainability and the politics of climate change.

Thomas Hayes lecturing

Courses

UConn Department of Political Science

Assistant/Associate Professor

Fall 2020

POLS 3618. Politics of Inequality

Spring 2020

POLS 5605. Seminar in Quantitative Methods of Political Science (Graduate Seminar)

Fall 2019

Sabbatical

Spring 2019

US Studies Chair (Fulbright), Universidad Veracruzana. Xalapa, Mexico.

Fall 2018

POLS 3618. Politics of Inequality

POLS 5407 and POLS 5406. Special Topics in American Politics: Politics of Inequality (Graduate Seminar) 

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Spring 2018

POLS 3618. Politics of Inequality

POLS 1602. Introduction to American Politics

Fall 2017

POLS 3604. Congress in Theory and Practice

POLS 5407. Seminar in American Institutions and Policy (Graduate Seminar)

Spring 2017

POLS 1602. Introduction to American Politics

POLS 5605 Seminar in Quantitative Methods of Political Science (Graduate Seminar)

Fall 2016

POLS 3604. Congress in Theory and Practice

POLS 3618. Politics of Inequality

Spring 2016

POLS 3602. Presidency and Congress

Fall 2015

POLS 5406. Special Topics in American Politics: Politics of Inequality (Graduate Seminar)

Spring 2014

POLS 2998. Politics of Inequality

POLS 3602. Presidency and Congress

Fall 2014

POLS 3604. Congress in Theory and Practice

Spring 2014

POLS 1602. Intro to American Politics

POLS 3604. Congress in Theory and Practice 

Fall 2013

POLS 2998. Politics of Inequality

POLS 3602. Presidency and Congress

Trinity University

Visiting Assistant Professor

  • American Politics
  • Legislatures in the U.S.
  • U.S. Political Economy
  • Associate-In/Lecturer Positions (UCR)
  • Politics and Economic Policy, POSC 180, Summer 2012
  • The U.S. Congress, POSC 101, Summer 2009
  • Elections and Political Participation, POSC 143, Summer 2008, 2010, 2011

UC Riverside Department of Political Science

Teaching Assistant

  • Theory and Methodology of Political Science (POSC 114), Spring & Summer Quarter 2009
  • Politics of Public Health (POSC 180S), Winter Quarter 2009, Spring Quarter 2008
  • Politics of Congressional Elections (POSC 148), Fall Quarter 2008
  • American Politics (POSC 10), Summer 2008, Fall Quarter 2007, 2006
  • Politics and Economic Policy (POSC 182), Winter Quarter 2008, Summer 2007
  • Judicial Politics (POSC 166), Spring Quarter 2007
  • Political Ideologies (POSC 5), Winter Quarter 2007

UC Riverside University Writing Program

Teaching Assistant

  • Introduction to Composition (ENGL 1A), Fall Quarter 2011, 2010, 2009, Winter Quarter 2012
  • Intermediate Composition (ENGL 1B), Spring Quarter 2010, 2011, Winter Quarter 2010
  • Applied Intermediate Composition (ENGL 1C), Spring Quarter 2012

CU-Denver Department of Political Science

Teaching Assistant

  • Introduction to Political Science, Spring Semester 2006
  • American Political Systems, Fall Semester 2005
  • Introduction to Political Science, Spring Semester 2005